Spotlight on Data Strategies for Districts

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Data Strategies for Districts


The Education Week Spotlight on Data Strategies for Districts is a collection of articles hand-picked by our editors for their insights on:

  • Using data to identify student dropout risks
  • Developing consolidated data systems for real-time use
  • Privacy guidelines aimed at protecting student data
  • Releasing district data for custom tool development

You get the seven articles below in a downloadable PDF.

The city school system is believed to be the first in the country to release data via an "application programming interface," opening the doors for software developers to create custom tools.
December 4, 2013 – Education Week

Data trackers in Montgomery County, Md., schools have found that some signs of dropout risk are visible at the start of schooling.
August 7, 2013 – Education Week

The situation is raising a tangled web of questions about state educational databases, federal student-privacy laws, and common-core standards.
June 11, 2014 – Education Week

School systems are taking a hard look at the data they have, adding to the information, analyzing it more effectively, and presenting it to educators in user-friendly ways.
October 2, 2013 – Education Week

Seven education and industry groups have outlined guidelines to help protect the privacy of student data.
April 14, 2014 – Education Week

It's time for the technology industry to claim responsibility for underserving the nation's schools and to take steps to incite transformation, writes Cameron Evans.
October 30, 2013 – Education Week


Education publisher Pearson sketches out a vision of the future for K-12 schools in a new report that predicts an increasing role for personalized learning.
March 19, 2014 - Digital Education

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